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Tuvalu PM returns, five new MPs electedTen former Members of Parliament, including the Prime Minister, have been returned, following yesterday’s election in Tuvalu.
Results for the 15-seat poll were announced late last night.
The Secretary to Government, Panapasi Nelesoni told Radio New Zealand International that several members of cabinet, including the ministers of foreign affairs, finance and health have been returned.
He said the MPs will return to the capital, Funafuti, where negotiations to form a government will begin.
A new government is expected to be formed by the end of the month, said Mr Nelesoni.
The incumbent Prime Minister Apisai Ielemia was returned, while his deputy, Tavau Tevii lost his seat.
The speaker, Sir Kamuta Latasi was also re-elected, reported the Australian Network.
Ten of the 15 incumbents were returned with five new MPs being elected.
The country has no political parties and the 6,000 registered voters cast their ballots along personal and family ties, as well as reputation.
The announcement for PM, deputy PM and speaker will be announced at the end of the month.
SOURCE: RNZI/AUSTRALIA NETWORK/PACNEWS
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